Gwen Wallis

CENTRALIA — Gwen Wallis, 77, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2015, at Centralia Manor following brief illness.

picture-pubShe was born May 17, 1938 in Marion County, the daughter Dwight and Edna (Creed) Wallis.

Survivors include her brother David Wallis; sister Doris Hafeli and husband Robert; nieces Cheryl Brinkmann of Carlyle; Leslie Wallis and husband Zul Noordin of Chicago; nephew Michael Hafeli of Kell; great-niece Kendra Brinkmann; and great-nephews Cory Brinkmann and Liam Zulzawi.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents and sister Nancy Wallis.

Miss. Wallis was a long time area teacher. She graduated from SIU-E with degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Irvington Elementary School and Central City School for many years. Miss Wallis also taught Sunday School at Demaree United Methodist Church for many years. She also served as the Church Vacation Bible School Director. In recent years, she had attended Faith United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 12:01 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, with Rev Mark Doane officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015. Memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice.

Online condolences and memories of Gwen may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.